Ashes (band)

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Origin Washington, D.C., United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 1991–1995

Ashes were a hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C. The band was known for their heavy guitars and female vocals.

Ashes featured musical contributions from Matt Squire, who is a multi-platinum music producer, and Brian McTernan, who went on to play in the D.C. hardcore band Battery and later became a successful producer of many punk and hardcore bands.[1]

Band members[edit]

  • Elena Ritchie - vocals
  • Brian McTernan - guitar
  • Jack Radner - bass guitar
  • Matt Squire - drums


  • Demo - 1992
  • 7 inch - 1993
  • V/A-The Spirit Of Solitude - 1993
  • Hiding Place - 1994
  • Wisconsin Avenue Tour - 1998. This album collects all the previous recordings, plus two more tracks recorded in 1994 by Mr. Issa from the band Good Clean Fun.
  • V/A-Land of Greed, World of Need - 1994 on Trustkill Records